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Space Ark

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Space Ark is a fun arcade/puzzle game with a hint of retro arcade flavour; inspired by classic arcade games of the late 80s, such as Rainbow Island, Bubble Bobble and Arkanoid.

With your crack team of animal ‘Arkonauts’, you have escaped your once peaceful solar system, which has been shattered by a wandering black hole, and are now looking for new places to live. With a trail of damaged planets left in the black hole’s wake, the space travelling animals board the Space Ark and fly across the galaxy on a mission to repair the damaged worlds. At each planet your Arkonauts must bounce in the air and bag DNA combos, power-ups and all the fruit they can catch so ultimately inhabitants can return!

A colourful, original arcade action game with the golden age of ‘one more go’ gaming running through its DNA, Space Ark is that classic title, which is easy to play yet difficult to master for both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

The Arkonauts need your help so – let’s Bounce!

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Strawdog Studios
Microsoft Studios, Bounce Entertainment
Age rating
0+ Everyone

System requirements for Xbox 360

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Pentium 4
  • Memory: XP: 512 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended; Vista or 7: 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • Hard Disk Space: 300 MB available disk space required
  • Video Card: 1280x720 recommended
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional: Windows-compliant keyboard, Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® recommended
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Last Modified: Sep 26, 2022

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Space Ark reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
It Is more like a bowl with very tasty and juicy fruit, which you want to eat, than to something that makes a desire to play. Perhaps (which is not quite clear) the toy is aimed at very young children who try to shove everything in their mouths, even the monitor. As If the developers did not disguise the gameplay behind the jumps-the essence of the usual Psevdotetrisnaja arcade, no more. Tired of the toy easier than easy, because throughout all the levels you are especially new to offer you will not be able to, only the complication of existing elements. Become an Arconavtom! 4 out of 10:)
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Space Ark: rating: 4.5/5 space Ark is a brick-breaker but with peculiarities of its own. The "bullet" here is an animal bouncing on a kind of trampoline. As long as it is in the air, you can direct it in its ascending or descending phase. Suddenly, under his very cute tunes, very kawaï, the player must demonstrate a formidable dexterity because it is necessary to both steer the trampoline and the "ball". Moreover, you do not really have to break the bricks but rather to touch a maximum in each passage. And each level requires you not only to touch all the bricks, but only count them if you touch 3 or more. It also imposes a quota on you. If one of the two criteria is not met, the level is lost! Maneuverability is good at the controller, the difficulty of the levels is very gradual. Space Ark is clearly aimed at competitors and strategists in the soul. But it all indicated that he was targeting a childish audience! The music is cattative, the sounds adorable, there are Rainbows and stars everywhere, the animals ' dung are to fall with their big eyes... But if you are looking to reap all the gold medals (and I do not even talk to you about steam successes), it will have to damn motivate you! And tear you out of the clumsness of hair in a mess... Because in addition to its present difficulty, space Ark is bugged. Already the game launches only in window mode. The full screen box is there in the boot options, but it is dimmed. This does not prevent in any way to play but harms a little to the visibility. In addition to the "campaign" mode, there is a time attack and survival mode. Where it doesn't go, is that I was ejected from the game twice after finishing a series in time attack. So, no medals and the obligation to start the series again. I checked on the hub of the steam community and I'm not the only one. After so many years since the release of the game, this is not acceptable. Especially since the game really invites you to progress to unlock levels in the 3 modes, it's not like a Pinball game where one chooses one table or another for example. It's a shame because we notice through the selection menus that there is a good lifespan! In conclusion, space Ark really has everything to please and for all these qualities, I give it a good rating. Attention, it is intended for a veteran public of brick-busting. Unfortunately, his progression bug makes it a game not quite finished, that a simple patch could have solved! And so, I can't recommend it.
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